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Hi I'm Dr. Jarman

I grew up a Mormon and I stayed a Mormon and now raising Mormons. It's my choice based on lifelong personal spiritual experiences.

About Me

My family is my life. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we are the parents of seven wonderful children. I love being a dad. Even more I love being a husband. My wife has the best smile and I love making her laugh and show it. When I was in high school there was a period of time I didn't think college was for me. I tinkered with college for a few semesters then served a mission to the Spokane Washington Mission. When I returned I had a passion for education and eventually earned my Doctorate of Chiropractic. I love helping people and my family live healthier and more functional lives. I enjoy camping, hiking, playing all kinds of sports, board games, card games, movies, foosball, scuba diving, skiing, wrestling with the kids, and hanging out with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon. I was taught that eventually I would have to find out for myself if the Mormon story was true or not. Over time with many spiritual experiences I came to find out the truth that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. That through him many lost truths were restored and that he translated, by the power of God, the Book of Mormon which is a record of God's dealings with the people on the American continent from about 600BC to almost 500AD. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and know it is true scripture. The main focus of the Book of Mormon is Christ's personal visit to those people and inviting everyone to turn to Him. I have also read the Bible and know it to be true scripture as well. As I studied and prayed to know if what I was learning was true, I have felt many times the truth and know God answers prayers. With the knowledge these things are true, it is easier to follow Christ in this time of the worlds history. I am thankful for a living prophet to guide us and be God's mouthpiece to the human family.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is work and has been work ever since I was a boy growing up. It feels great to serve God in different areas of the Church. Currently, I attend leadership meetings, church meetings, visit members I have stewardship over, and participate in activities. I personally pray, read scriptures, and lead my family in scripture study and prayer. On Monday evenings I lead Family Home Evening where as a family we gather to learn the principles and values of living a Christlike life. My wife organizes a family council every week, usually on Sundays, where we talk about family issues, coordinate our schedules, and once a month pay our children for chores then they pay their own tithing and contribute to their savings. The biggest way I live my faith is participating in the Atonement of my Savior. He sacrificed His life so all of us could overcome our sins and become clean. I participate in the Atonement by identifying thoughts and behaviors that pull me away from God and asking for His forgiveness then doing my best to refrain from doing those things again. If I offend anyone or damage anything, I do my best to apologize and repair the problem I caused. I am deeply grateful to my Savior for His sacrifice and I continue to work on becoming more like Him.